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Many people suffer an allergic reaction to certain sulfites, including those that are commonly added to wine as preservatives. However, since there are several winemakers who add sulfites to none of the wines they produce, people who would like to drink wine but are allergic to sulfites can drink wines produced by these winemakers without risking an allergic reaction to sulfites.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) These winemakers have been able to duplicate the preservative effect produced by adding sulfites by means that do not involve adding any potentially allergenic substances to their wine.

(B) Not all forms of sulfite are equally likely to produce the allergic reaction.

(C) Wine is the only beverage to which sulfites are commonly added.

(D) Apart from sulfites, there are no substances commonly present in wine that give rise to an allergic reaction.

(E) Sulfites are not naturally present in the wines produced by these winemakers in amounts large enough to produce an allergic reaction in someone who drinks these wines.


Edit: This is from ETS paper test, retired GMAT Q.


Note:
1. There is another question, which is almost same to this one, has only last two options interchanged. This particular question here is from OG and the official one. Other one, where option D and E are interchanged, might be from MGMAT.
2. Some people discussed on the OG question and some people discussed on the MGMAT question. Please observe the reference while reading through the thread.
For OG, answer is E and for MGMAT answer is D -- text content of these two are the same though.

3. With the similar stimulus, there is a different question (weaken question) from GMAT Prep -- that is discussed in:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/many-people-s ... 96563.html

Originally posted by vivek123 on 25 Jan 2006, 23:02.
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Re: Many people suffer an allergic reaction to certain [#permalink]

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New post 03 Aug 2016, 01:24
I think D is best suited. In the text, it says that sulfites trigger allergic reaction and did not mention about any substance that could give allergic reaction to people. Thus, D makes sense.
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vivek123 wrote:
Many people suffer an allergic reaction to certain sulfites, including those that are commonly added to wine as preservatives. However, since there are several winemakers who add sulfites to none of the wines they produce, people who would like to drink wine but are allergic to sulfites can drink wines produced by these winemakers without risking an allergic reaction to sulfites.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) These winemakers have been able to duplicate the preservative effect produced by adding sulfites by means that do not involve adding any potentially allergenic substances to their wine.
(B) Not all forms of sulfite are equally likely to produce the allergic reaction.
(C) Wine is the only beverage to which sulfites are commonly added.
(D) Apart from sulfites, there are no substances commonly present in wine that give rise to an allergic reaction.
(E) Sulfites are not naturally present in the wines produced by these winemakers in amounts large enough to produce an allergic reaction in someone who drinks these wines.

This is from ETS paper test, retired GMAT Q.

Note:
1. There is another question, which is almost same to this one, has only last two options interchanged. This particular question here is from OG and the official one. Other one, where option D and E are interchanged, might be from MGMAT.
2. Some people discussed on the OG question and some people discussed on the MGMAT question. Please observe the reference while reading through the thread.
For OG, answer is E and for MGMAT answer is D -- text content of these two are the same though.

3. With the similar stimulus, there is a different question (weaken question) from GMAT Prep -- that is discussed in:
many-people-suffer-an-allergic-reaction-to-sulfites-gmatprep-96563.html


E is the correct answer. Sulfites is added to wine as preservatives. Hence based on premise other winemakers might add those in small quantities that is not allergic to person who is allergic to sulfites.
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New post 06 Aug 2016, 23:42
Conclusion is : people who would like to drink wine but are allergic to sulfites can drink wines produced by these winemakers without risking an allergic reaction to sulfites.

E) Sulfites are not naturally present in the wines produced by these winemakers in amounts large enough to produce an allergic reaction in someone who drinks these wines.

This is the only choice, that completes the Premise + Assumption = Conclusion.
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A. These wine makers have been able to duplicate the preservative effect produced by adding sulfites by means that do not involve adding any potentially allergenic substances to their wine. The method doesn't matter. This answer simply expands on a premise.

E. Sulfites are not naturally present in the wines produced by these wine makers in amounts large enough to produce an allergic reaction in someone who drinks these wines. The question stem states that allergenic wine drinkers can consume the special type of wine without risk of allergic reaction. If answer E were not true, the conclusion would be undermined.
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Many people suffer an allergic reaction to certain sulfites, including those that are commonly added to wine as preservatives. However, since there are several wine makers who add sulfites to none of the wines they produce, people who would like to drink wine but are allergic to sulfites can drink wines produced by these wine makers without risking an allergic reaction to sulfites.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A. These wine makers have been able to duplicate the preservative effect produced by adding sulfites by means that do not involve adding any potentially allergenic substances to their wine.
Potential answer but choise E is better since other kind of allergiesmay be relevant to other people not just the people who are allergic to sulfites.
B. Not all forms of sulfite are equally likely to produce the allergic reactions.
(out of scope)
C. Wine is the only beverage to which sulfites are commonly added.
(Out of scope )
D. Apart from sulfites, there are no substances commonly present in wine that give rise to an allergic reaction.
Potential answer but choise E is better in addressing the argument in question.
E. Sulfites are not naturally present in the wines produced by these wine makers in amounts large enough to produce an allergic reaction in someone who drinks these wines.
Most appropriate choise and if we do a negation test on this assumption ,it passes with flying colors. since if naturally occuring sulfites were present in the wine then the person would not be able to drink it and thereby defeating the descision of the wine makers to not to add sulfites.
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Many people suffer an allergic reaction to certain sulfites, including those that are commonly added to wine as preservatives. However, since there are several wine makers who add sulfites to none of the wines they produce, people who would like to drink wine but are allergic to sulfites can drink wines produced by these wine makers without risking an allergic reaction to sulfites.

Conclusion: Drink non-sulfities wine to avoid allergic reactions.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) These winemakers have been able to duplicate the preservative effect produced by adding sulfites by means that do not involve adding any potentially allergenic substances to their wine.
We are not interested in the duplication effect of the preservatives.

(B) Not all forms of sulfite are equally likely to produce the allergic reaction.
Doesn't match the conclusion

(C) Wine is the only beverage to which sulfites are commonly added.
Doesn't match my conclusion

(D) Apart from sulfites, there are no substances commonly present in wine that give rise to an allergic reaction.
A very tempting answer as it equates with my conclusion. But premise doesn't suggest that only sulfites give rise to allergic reaction

(E) Sulfites are not naturally present in the wines produced by these winemakers in amounts large enough to produce an allergic reaction in someone who drinks these wines.
A moderate answer achieved through POE
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